2009 Models

2009 Cars Deals are Insane

Mark Solheim from Kiplinger: Auto sales in 2008 were the worst in 16 years, and this year could be even grimmer. Dealers desperate to move inventory off clogged lots are entertaining the lowest of low-ball offers. Add in generous cash rebates and low-interest financing - at least, for the most creditworthy customers - and screaming bargains abound. Bill Cormicle of Flint, Michigan, got a sweet deal on his new Saturn Vue, a model that was piling up on dealer lots.

What Can You Do to Help Save Saturn?

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Last week Saturn General Manager, Jill Lajdziak, posted an update on the state of Saturn on her blog at ImSaturn. General Motors, Saturn, and Saturn's retailers are looking at ways to overhaul the Saturn business model into one that is profitable for GM.

Video: Update on the 2009 Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid

2009 Vue 2 Mode Green Line Hybrid

From HybridSUV.com: This green SUV will have a 3.6-liter V6 under the hood to garner 260 horsepower, zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds, all while boasting a 3,500-pound towing capacity. It will also include GM's first front-wheel-drive two-mode transmission and a total driving range of more than 500 miles per tank of gas.

2009 Aura XR 2.4L is a Low Key, Nice Car

Chris Jackson from Car Data: The 2009 Saturn Aura quickly claimed the dubious honor of the year's "Most Difficult Car to Find in a Crowded Parking Lot" award. It seemed like every time I left a store, a five-minute search would ensue to locate the wine-red vehicle. It's not that the roads are choked with Auras, or even that the car's styling is particularly forgettable.

No 2009 Astra for U.S. Customers, 2010 Model Due Later this Year with New Options

If you've been on the lookout for a 2009 Saturn Astra, you can stop looking (that is unless you live in Canada, where Saturn is reportedly selling them). Due to the large number of 2008 Astras still in stock - about 5,500 units - Saturn is canceling plans to build a '09 model for the U.S. market.

Interstate Blogging: Saturn "Road to Change" Recap

Interstate Blogging: Saturn "Road to Change" Recap

Saturn's Lisa Gilpin posted a very thorough recap of the Saturn "Road to Change" caravan's journey in the form of daily blog updates on ImSaturn. The caravan embarked on a five-day trek from Detroit, Michigan to Washington, DC.

Outlook Named "Family Car of the Year"

Outlook Named "Family Car of the Year"

The 2009 Saturn Outlook was recently named "Family Car of the Year" by Hispanic magazine, FAMA. According to Saturn spokesman Mike Morrissey, "the annual FAMA automotive awards, based on input from visitors to the magazine's website, is presented to one vehicle in each of seven categories."

Astra-nomical: Road Tripping in New Brunswick with a Saturn Astra

2009 Saturn Astra Brochure

Jamie Hunter from Driven: I couldn't have asked for a better car to experience a New Brunswick road trip. The vehicle's modern looks kept us cool in the city; its comfortable interior and smooth ride had us content on the open road; and it enabled us to check out some of eastern Canada's famous landmarks and attractions.

General Motors Two-Mode Hybrid Powertrain Voted "2009 Best New Green Technology"

Last week, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) recognized GM's Two-Mode Hybrid technology as the 2009 Best New Green Technology. The inaugural award results from AJAC's desire to recognize innovative new green technology developments in the auto industry that will be of benefit to the Canadian consumer.

Saturn Hybrids Drive "The Road to Change" to the Presidential Inauguration

2009 Vue 2 Mode Green Line Hybrid

A caravan of Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrids departed Monday from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit bound for the upcoming presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. The caravan's theme is "The Road to Change Starts in Your Driveway." It will make stops along the way to encourage people to pledge to make positive changes to reduce the nation’s energy consumption. Once in Washington, the hybrid vehicles will be used to provide courtesy transportation for inaugural events.

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Video: FoxNews.com Climbs Mt. Washington in the Saturn Vue Hybrid

Gary Gastelu from FoxNews.com's Car Report recently drove a 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid to New Hampshire's Mt. Washington, the highest point in the northeast United States. "Drivers come from across the country to see if their vehicles can make the climb up to the 6288 foot summit," he said. "Today is Alternative Energy day here, so we brought the Saturn Vue hybrid ... and we're going to see if green can get to the top."